Road Trip! (The Beginning)

Milford Sound! Ain’t she a beaut? The last few days have been the ‪#‎launch‬ of our South Island Road trip! My sidekick, Brittany and I covered quite a lot of ground these past few days. After failing to leave on Saturday due to hangover paralysis, we kicked off on Sunday on to Dunedin via the “scenic” Northern route. Right when we landed we met up with four ‪#‎mates‬ from Queenstown and then kicked off 45 minutes North. Before we left Dunedin, we did walk up the worlds steepest street! Without fail, we all rolled Jaffa candies down the hill as some sort of tradition/game which I hadn’t heard of until now. The following morning went to this spot where these near perfect circular boulder rocks lined up the beach. They were massive. After we left our #mates and headed South back into Dunedin where we found the highlight of what the city has to offer.. Wendy’s! I hadn’t seen one yet in NZ we helped ourselves to a burger and fries and frosty.. and nuggets. Don’t judge me. We zipped down to the Catlins National Park and did a couple walks about. The first was a lighthouse with fjords going right into the ocean. A fjord is basically a similar formation that you see in the photo below.. Huge mountains with steep faces going right into the water. Afterwards, we saw some waterfalls and drove to the most southern point of New Zealand’s South Island. That night I am not sure how our tent didn’t blow away because the wind was terrible. The morning was still windy and cloudy and taking the tent down was a mission. We fast tracked it to Te Anau a few hours away and met Andy who had taken a morning bus to meet us on our way to the Milford Sound! I’m so happy he’s here. We’ve been trying to come here for weeks now but each time it’s been raining. On a side note, the Milford Sound has 200 days of rain a year and a total of 8 meters of rain a year.. It’s wet, but that’s how it gets so green. We got lucky this time as the weathers been perfect. We hiked some trails to waterfalls, lakes and overlooks and camped along the river. This morning we went out on a boat along the Milford Sound which is shown below. It’s incredible. We saw the worlds second rarest penguin, fur seals and kea birds. The captain was a nice old man who I was joking around with before the boat ride so he kept giving me a hard time over the microphone during the tour.. At the end he invited us three up and I got to drive the boat! It was good fun. Now we’re making a necessary beer run in town before we go back to the campsite for the rest of the day.. Then back to Queenstown for tomorrow night before we continue onwards up the West Coast! Heeeere wegooo!!! 🚙💨

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